Mechanical Engineer

Date: Oct 16, 2020

Location: Colonial Heights, VA, US, 30013

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.




Job Title:        Mechanical Engineer           

Location:        Richmond, VA             



What we're looking for:


We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer with experience in both hardware design and project management.  This role will require skills and experience in refrigeration systems as well as skills and experience in project management, DFM, and driving consistency/standardization in the design of hardware for said refrigeration systems.


What you'll be responsible for in this role:


  • Researches, analyzes and plans the mechanical design in accordance with product requirements as established from various sources including product management, manufacturing, test lab, and customer specification documents.
  • Implement improvements to existing product for cost reductions and performance improvements.  Hands-on mechanical design, analysis (including FEA), prototyping, debugging, system integration and testing are key components of the development activities.
  • Documents, implements and tests mechanical design requirements for production. This includes supporting transfer of relevant design output documents and recommended process instructions.
  • Construction of accurate BOMs based on legacy and new designs.
  • Determine inspection criteria for current and new designs.
  • Investigate the applicability of various manufacturing processes to our fabrication needs.
  • Supports the Product Engineering Manager in establishing or updating project and departmental deliverables.
  • Assures that quality processes are followed on projects and within the Product Engineering group.
  • Contributes to the development or improvement of processes
  • Partner with suppliers to evaluate component alternatives that can be integrated into existing product for quality/cost. Document components and provide ordering information for purchasing.
  • Investigate customer complaints, determine root cause and propose solutions.
  • Inform and train team members as required.


What are the basic qualifications?


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • One (1+) year(s) of mechanical design or sustaining engineering experience


What are the preferred qualifications?


  • A minimum of one to three (1-3) years of experience directly relating to manufacturing is desirable


To be a great fit for the role:


  • 2D & 3D CAD expertise as well as PLM experience (Solid Works & Enovia preferred)
  • Experience with solid modeling in production of sheet metal products is desirable
  • Hands-on experience in a fast-paced, customized manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience reviewing mechanical designs for improvements
  • Intermediate technical skills
  • Good problem solving skills with a drive for results
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Basic project management skills
  • Ability to build peer relationships as well as work independently
  • Must be action oriented, ethical in value, and have a strong customer focus
  • FEA experience desirable


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays







The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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